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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Avery Sharpe

Best Actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Ron Clinton Smith

Best Local Actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Heather McMahan
For anyone that's had the pleasure of meeting Heather through The Law Ladies, you probably haven't stopped laughing since. Wait until her mom signs into her Instagram live.

Best Local Actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Allison Hastings

Best local actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Guest Critic
Arturo Fonts

Best local actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Josh Warren

Best actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Weston Manders

Best actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Andrew Benator
Versatility doesn't seem strong enough a word to describe Andrew Benator. He was so convincing as the meek and nebbishy Dollar Store manager in the Alliance's January production of Good People that it came as a complete shock to see him walk onto stage as the smug, vicious writer Leonard in Seminar atmore...
Versatility doesn't seem strong enough a word to describe Andrew Benator. He was so convincing as the meek and nebbishy Dollar Store manager in the Alliance's January production of Good People that it came as a complete shock to see him walk onto stage as the smug, vicious writer Leonard in Seminar at Actor's Express a few months later. As the protagonist's boss Stevie in Good People, he provided a complicated, troubled, almost haunted portrayal of the tension in the character's moral dilemma about being the cog in the machine that will crush his beleaguered employee. His Leonard in Seminar, on the other hand, was a messy haze of bad moods and solipsistic fits, as if he lived to crush others. Both performances were notable in their own right, but considered side by side they revealed Benator's impressive artistic agility. www.andrewbenator.com. less...

Best actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Dan Triandiflou
An Atlanta actor and improv comedian for years, Dan Triandiflou achieved some hysterical career highs in 2012. His uproarious turn as a high-strung country club golfer in Aurora Theatre's The Fox on the Fairway, a showcase of superb slapstick, only served as a warm-up for The Revengeance. In the strenuousmore...
An Atlanta actor and improv comedian for years, Dan Triandiflou achieved some hysterical career highs in 2012. His uproarious turn as a high-strung country club golfer in Aurora Theatre's The Fox on the Fairway, a showcase of superb slapstick, only served as a warm-up for The Revengeance. In the strenuous two-man show with the equally inexhaustible Kevin Gillese of Dad's Garage, Triandiflou approximated the comedic equivalent of a chameleon on fast-forward, alternating from sea captains to tough cops to John Malkovich and showing the kind of comedic timing that can segue from over-the-top mania to laid-back calm within the same sentence. less...

Best Local Actor on the National Scene BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Julia Roberts

Best Local Actor with a National Platform BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Jack McBrayer

Best Local Actor on the National Scene BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Ed Helms
You might not guess that ED HELMS hails from Atlanta. Helms has specialized in the kind of swaggering false confidence that seems to define this country’s modern media, only carried to comic extremes. You imagine Helms-like characters as being cloned in factories to be America’s middlemore...
You might not guess that ED HELMS hails from Atlanta. Helms has specialized in the kind of swaggering false confidence that seems to define this country’s modern media, only carried to comic extremes. You imagine Helms-like characters as being cloned in factories to be America’s middle managers and cable-news pundits, and not actually coming from real hometowns. Whether playing pugnacious dimwit Andy Bernard as a regular on NBC’s hit sitcom “The Office” or practicing “fake” journalism on “The Daily Show” and as Ed Carson in Evan Almighty, Helms perfectly captures our own worst instincts with unerring humor. Every time he breaks into a piercing rendition of, say, “Closer to Fine” or “Zombie,” he does us proud. less...

Best Local Actor on the National Scene BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Julia Roberts

Best Local Actor on the National Scene BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Julia Roberts

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